The coal exporters must prove the legitimate origin of goods

On July 15th 2013, the Minister of Industry and Trade issued Circular No. 15/2013/TT - BCT regulations on coal exports.
Specifically, for the coal export conditions, the Circular No. 15/2013/TT-BCT have regulated that subjects, who only are enterprises are allowed to export coal. Coal exporters are enterprises having eligible coal trading business under the provisions of Circular No. 14/2013/TT-BCT dated July 15th 2013 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade regulations on coal trading conditions.

On the other hand, about goods, coal which is permitted to export when simultaneously meeting the following conditions: Having been processed and met quality standards or equivalent quality standards specified in Appendix I under this Circular; having legal origin as stipulating in Circular No. 14/2013/TT-BCT dated July 15, 2013 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade regulation of the coal business conditions; as the other provisions (if any) as the administration of the Government for export-import operations in each period.

Enterprise when do coal exporting procedures must have a proven record of lawful origin of exporting coal together with report of sample analysis in order to confirm the suitability of the standard and quality of batches of exporting coal, which issued by a laboratory reaching standard VILAS.

The General Department of Energy (the Ministry of Industry and Trade) is assigned to be responsible for all maintenance and coordinate with Ministries, Branches and localities related periodically check the compliance with the provisions of Circular and the provisions of relevant laws.

This Circular has come into effect since September 1st, 2013 and replaced Circular No. 05/2007/TT-BCT dated October 22nd, 2007 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the export of coal.

Source: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam